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Business Ideas & Planning

This section covers business start up ideas and business planning. The expert advice articles will help you learn how to write an effective business plan to help secure funding and there are guides to step you through the launch of a successful business.

Top five business ideas for students

In this article, we've put together five ideas that you can use while you’re still a student to start your own business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Business Ideas & Planning

Doing business abroad – what to be aware of

Here, we look at the steps to take when considering expansion into foreign markets.

Business Ideas & Planning

Five things to keep in mind before you start your freelancing career

Working as a freelancer offers many benefits over a traditional career, but you need to be prepared for the journey, as this piece demonstrates.

Business Ideas & Planning

Pre-revenue business profile: BIZL

In a new series looking at businesses with minimal sales histories, we speak to Josh Greenway of BIZL about the birth and development of his business finance comparison site. 

Business Ideas & Planning

How to start a small food production business and succeed

Follow these tips to ensure the success of your food production business.

Business Ideas & Planning

How the UK’s small business communities are succeeding

Here’s what we found out about the UK’s independent quarters and their thriving small business hubs.

Business Ideas & Planning

The key considerations to make when embarking on an entrepreneurial adventure

Setting up a UK-based business is generally quick, cheap and easy. But whether you are a small business entrepreneur or a scalable start-up entrepreneur, the road ahead can be treacherous. Here, we set out what you need to know in the early stages.

Business Ideas & Planning

How businesses can create a successful niche even in a mature market

Here, Dr Paul Langley and Professor Alison Rieple discuss how businesses can use disintermediation to come up with something new.

Business Ideas & Planning

The key considerations to make when embarking on an entrepreneurial adventure

Setting up a UK-based business is generally quick, cheap and easy. But whether you are a small business entrepreneur or a scalable start-up entrepreneur, the road ahead can be treacherous. Here, we set out what you need to know in the early stages.

Business Ideas & Planning

How businesses can create a successful niche even in a mature market

Here, Dr Paul Langley and Professor Alison Rieple discuss how businesses can use disintermediation to come up with something new.

Business Ideas & Planning

Six tips for thriving in a one-person business

In this piece, Kati McKeon shares six crucial tips to ensure your one-person business will thrive.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to set up and launch a recruitment agency

Here, we look at how to approach your start-up recruitment company, from payroll management to securing the right partners.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top ten places to launch your start-up

Choosing where to launch your start-up is a huge decision that can literally make or break your business. Here, we look at the top candidates.

Business Ideas & Planning

Why starting up in a ‘dry’ industry can give you the edge you need

In this piece Cat Pinkney, co-founder of Paycircle, explains why launching a product in a dull sector has been the key to the company's success.

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

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Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.